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University at Buffalo football can become bowl eligible, for the first time under  coach Lance Leipold, with a victory in its regular-season finale Friday afternoon. After victories the last two weeks against Bowling Green and Ball State, a win against Ohio U. would put the Bulls at six on the season. That's the minimum  needed to get consideration for a bowl. "Eve…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Isaiah Reese: Canisius men's basketball's sophomore guard recorded the first triple-double in the program's 114-year history, totaling 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Golden Griffin's 104-84 victory against Youngstown State. Reese has surpassed the 20-point ma…

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After 17 years at Canisius, women's lacrosse coach Scott Teeter is moving on. The winningest coach in MAAC history was named Louisville's head coach Monday. "This is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made," Teeter said in a statement. "The truth is, that at this point in my life, I am ready for a new professional challenge." Teeter went 130-62 at Canisi…

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In a season featuring a litany of drops and close calls, Zay Jones was taken out of his rhythm just when things were starting to click. In the first half against the Jets two weeks ago, the rookie wide receiver looked like the player who set the NCAA's single-season catch record last year. He set a new career high for yardage in a game, totaling 40 yards and a touchdown…

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Thursday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 4-6 (2-4 in MAC), Ball State 2-8 (0-6). Last time out: The Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak last Tuesday, downing Bowling Green 38-28. Quarterback Tyree Jackson was prolific, throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Theo Anderson ran for 133 y…

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As the mike linebacker and defensive signal caller, University at Buffalo's Khalil Hodge has to be aware of everything on the field. He says he's like the defensive quarterback. Hodge gets the play from the sidelines, reads the offensive set and adjusts the defense accordingly. Once the ball is snapped, he has a split second to make a decision, find the ball carrier and…

Bandits

For the first time since Ken Montour and Mike Thompson in the late aughts, the Buffalo Bandits have a goalie battle. Last year's starter, Anthony Cosmo, announced his retirement earlier this month after six years manning the pipes for Buffalo. With him transitioning to an assistant coach, the Bandits have brought in three players to training camp to compete for the job:…

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Three Bandits home games and one road game will be available to watch for free through Twitter as part of the National Lacrosse League's Game of the Week series. The Bandits will be highlighted in the first week of the season, as the opener against Toronto on Jan. 8 kicks off the Twitter slate. Also on the schedule is Jan. 6 vs. Calgary, Jan. 19 at Saskatchewan and Apr.…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles took advantage of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams' injury to start  their season with a bang. Niagara downed the NCAA Tournament-hopeful Bonnies in the Riley Center Friday night. Kahlil Dukes scored a team-leading 23 point…

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After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick o…

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University at Buffalo forward Nick Perkins carries plenty of weight on his shoulders. After winning the MAC Sixth Man of the Year last season, he's expected to move to a full-time starting role and excel. That's not just a standard his coach put on him, but all the coaches in the MAC. The Ypsilanti, Mich., native is one of two Bulls picked to the Preseason MAC East firs…

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Earlier this week, University at Buffalo coach Nate Oats said he worried about his team starting the season slow like they did last year. The Bulls' opener against Canisius was far from perfect, but he can at least cross a first-game letdown off his list of fears. The Bulls pulled out a tight 80-75 victory against the Golden Griffins Saturday despite shooting 34 percent…

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Reggie Witherspoon has only been on the University at Buffalo campus a handful of times since the school fired him in 2013. He lives close, just eight minutes away, and used to drive his daughters occasionally when they were students there. Saturday afternoon his visit will hit a bit closer to home, as the 56-year-old head coach will do his craft in the building he spen…

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Everyone in Olean is excited to see the St. Bonaventure guard combination of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley wreck havoc on college basketball again. The top returning scoring duo in Division I basketball was expected to return to action tonight in the opener against Niagara, but an injury in the Bonnies' scrimmage with Alfred could push that back. The status of Adams, the…

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Team: Niagara Purple Eagles Affiliation: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach: Jada Pierce, 3rd year (16-45) Last year: 8-22, 5-15 (9th) Head coach Jada Pierce has seen Niagara muster eight wins in both her seasons at the helm, finishing in 10th place in conference her first season and ninth last year. Pierce is optimistic that will change. She expects …